Something To Dream About!

Southwest Kansas 2009

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As most of us are dealing with the heat and humidity this time of the year, I just thought that I would remind all of you of what is to come this fall/winter. Wild Pheasants, Grouse, Woodcock IA/KS/ME/MN/ND/SD/WIS, cold temps, wind, rain and snow!

Oh yes, and those wonderful Spaniels working those wild birds so they can flush them up into the sky for us so we can take aim and hopefully the birds come to the ground. Then that trained hard working Spaniel can retrieve to hand for you. Just a thought!

So get those dogs into shape and trained don't wait till the last minute!

Kate 2nd Place In Maine

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Kate places 2nd at the Maine trial. This was Kate's first open stake field trial, we call it her big girl trial. She and Todd did a fantastic job during the whole trial. We are very excited for Kate and her family and we are looking forward to continue working with Kate. She is a lovely girl. Thank you Bob for trusting us with your girl.

I found this perfect spot in NY for her photo, she just got done swimming so she had a short time to dry off.

Julio & Georgia Training Together!

Julio traveled 4000 miles from Alaska to see his gal Georgia for the first time. Julio was so happy to get out of the cold weather, but was soon tired of the heat, humidity & rain in Georgia. Julio and Todd trained everyday from morning to late afternoon and even in the rain. We truly enjoyed watching Julio smile so much when he was working with Georgia.

Georgia is not finished with her training but we are very hopeful that she continues to progress in her learning for the field trials and hunting.

It was sad to watch Julio say good bye to Georgia.

Thank you Julio for all of the wonderful treats from Alaska!

Enjoy the video and turn on the volume! More photos click here.

A Swim Day For Ella & Mac

English Springer Spaniels Ella & Mac Going For A Swim!

It has been raining here in GA everyday and the ponds are filled up to the top!

Enjoy the video and turn up the volume!

 

Bear The English Cocker Spaniel Has Visitors!

Bear the English Cocker Spaniel had a visit from his Mom & Dad the other day. Russ and Amanda live just a few hours from our farm and decided to take a drive to see how their Bear was doing at camp.

Todd showed Russ and Amanda some of the things that Bear has been working on and soon put Russ to work on some of the drills with his dog. It's always fun to watch the owners work with their dogs, they are nervous but love every minute with their dog.

 

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Dudley’s Puppy Places 3rd In Two Puppy Stake’s!

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Congratulations to Patrick and Griffin on two 3rd place ribbons at the Iowa Sporting Spaniel Club held on Saturday April 27th & 28th. This was Griffins first Puppy Stake and Patrick said Griffin is showing flashes of great things to come. Keep up the great work Pat!

Griffin is out of our National High Point dog Craney Hill Dalmore Dudley and Drakehill's Anna. Dudley has now sired 6 litters and we are looking forward to the continued success of his puppies!

Springer Spaniel Puppies Alice & Maggie Play Day!

 

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Owners from South Carolina came over one day to see their English Springer Spaniel Whaley that has been here for training. Along for the ride, were their two young daughters. Our English Springer Spaniel puppies Alice and Maggie had a fun play day with the two young girls. Lots of treats and hugs! Thank you girls for doing a great job with the puppies. To see more photos click here.

Dudley Places 2nd In PA!

Dudley had a great run at the Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Field Trial in Altoona, PA. That makes him qualified for the Springer National this Fall.

 

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Introducing Our New Springer Alice

Fresh on the Craney Hill Farm - Miss Alice!

Alice is enjoying the nice GA weather, she is chasing leaves, chewing on everything in sight, loving the soft sand that she runs in, and she has her own playpen. What more can a puppy ask for?!

 

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DJ Wins Puppy Stake With His Owner!

DJ has had plenty of practice running in the field trial puppy stakes, but this trial  was going to be special. His owner, Rich, was going to run DJ for the first time in the puppy stake and this was Rich's first field trial. There were a lot of smiles and the nerves were on edge for Rich (not according to Rich!).

The event was a successful practice run for both Rich and DJ. Soon after the placements and celebration of the win, DJ was on his way home to Boston for the first time...a country dog going to the big city! We hope you enjoy your time together and we will see DJ later in the summer for further training.

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Here are a few photos of DJ with his new Mom Sarah and big sister Indie. As you can see, DJ is already fitting in very well in his new surroundings. We look forward to more photos of DJ in the big city.

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Riot 2nd Place In Kansas

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There was some really tough conditions at the Kansas trials. We had high winds, which started a grass fire, that stopped the trial for a bit and the fire department was sent our way. They have had no moisture out that way for some time now.

Riot had a great run at the Central Kansas trial. We are very pleased as to how he is coming along in his training. Keep your eyes on this guy!